In an office situation, most PA’s will operate a Bring Forward system which is essentially a tool to bring forward items that need to be handled at a future date. This could be papers for a meeting, travel tickets, agenda’s, reminders for the PA to action, papers to be actioned on a certain date etc.
Because of the sheer quantity in an ‘office situation’ Bring Forward’ systems usually take up an entire drawer in a filing cabinet.
In the home situation, we tend not to have some much volume, however we still require a ‘domestic’ solution for all the items that need to be ‘actioned’ – in the future. For example, bills to be paid by a certain date, reminders for school, birthday cards to be written, tickets for events etc.
For me there is nothing better than the Pagna Organiser. It is separated into two sections, at the back you have the months of the year, January – December and at the front you have the days of the month 1-31.
So how it work’s is really simple; say you have tickets for Wimbledon Tennis, they arrived in early May, but Wimbledon doesn’t start until late June, so where do you keep them so they don’t get lost and in a place you can always find things?…answer – in your ‘Pagna‘. You would slot them in behind the month of June, because that is the Bring Forward month you will need them. Then when the 1st June arrives, you go to your Pagna and take everything out under the ‘June’ slot and distribute each item behind the appropriate date when you need to retrieve the item.